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Corruption still robust in 2013

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Corruption is expected to remain vibrant in Thailand this year, as people are concerned about the state rice pledging scheme, the 350-billion-baht water management budget and the government's 2.2-trillion-baht infrastructure spending plan over the next seven years. 

Sauwanee Thairungroj, president of the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC), said 48% of 2,400 survey respondents in the business, public and government sectors expect corruption in Thailand will become more severe this year due mainly to the government's massive spending plans.

The latest UTCC survey found Thailand's Corruption Situation Index slightly improved to 3.9 points in December from 3.5 points in the previous survey last June.

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